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Trademark and Copyright Law in Digital Enforcement

Digital technology is one of the greatest achievements of the mankind, paving way for not only more advancement, but also making lives easier by offering convenience and speed. As often with new innovations, midst the ease of living offered by technology and digital evolution, the need for better regulation and effective implementation of such

By |2022-08-17T07:24:22+00:00August 17th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

The Dotcom Wars

What happens to the website when an impostor poses a domain name threat? Dotcom is officially a noun these days. Take it from oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com: “a company that sells goods and services on the internet, especially one whose address ends ‘.com’. A search for "domain name recommendation tools" on the internet yields over 100

By |2022-07-21T05:07:30+00:00July 21st, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

Copyright infringement is a cognizable, non-bailable offence under Section 63 of the Copyright Act: Supreme Court

There’s one good piece of news if you’re thinking about suing a rival who plagiarised your intellectual property.  As it turns out, copyright infringement isn’t a trivial offence, as perceived by many of the general public. The Supreme Court recently overturned a Delhi High Court decision, ruling that the crime under Section 63

By |2022-06-07T05:00:49+00:00June 7th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

CELEBRITY RIGHTS

THE EXTENT OF PUBLICITY TOLERATED BY PERSONALITY RIGHTS:  PROTECTION OF CELEBRITY RIGHTS UNDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Individuals who are qualified to be popular by public opinion are often termed as celebrities or influencers. Artists, politicians, athletes, business tycoons and everyone who dreams of becoming famous, including those with huge followers in social

By |2022-03-25T04:19:05+00:00March 25th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

IP protection of Hashtags

The development of social media and the new age of influencer marketing has revolutionised the way in which brands, endorsers and consumers interact with one another to promote their products and services. Using hashtags on social media is a great way of advertising one’s brand and increasing visibility and to gain exposure among

By |2022-03-17T04:41:05+00:00March 17th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

PROTECTION OF BRANDS ACROSS BORDERS

Creativity is a catalyst for innovation in society, propelling it towards the greater good. Intellectual property law ensures the preservation of such creative interests while advancing technology and preserving the creator's rights at the same time. But these creators often find themselves in a tough position when it comes to building a worldwide reputation

By |2022-02-28T02:55:26+00:00February 28th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

Apple shop layouts – an evolution in the protection of brands

Brand names and logos are not the only things a trademark protects. Cadbury trademarked the shade of purple associated with the brand, and Coca-Cola trademarked its iconic Coca-Cola bottle. Meanwhile, Apple Inc., known for its revolutionary gadgets and out of the box ideas, has gone a step further, by successfully securing trademarks for its retail store design after a three-year-long battle. The news has attracted a lot of attention despite not being

By |2022-01-18T23:34:49+00:00January 18th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

The Supreme Court restores Limitation Extension & excludes Period From 15.03.2020 to 28.02.2022 From Limitation

The Supreme Court restores Limitation Extension & excludes Period From 15.03.2020 to 28.02.2022 From Limitation Recently, a Miscellaneous Application was filed by the Supreme Court Advocates­ on ­Record Association in the context of the spread of the new variant of the COVID­19 and the drastic surge in the number of COVID cases across the

By |2022-01-15T10:12:38+00:00January 15th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OR FAIR USE: THE EXISTING DUBIETY IN LEGALITY OF MEMES, THE SOCIAL MEDIA STAR!

Social media being a platform to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content has evolved over time by virtue of the human instinct to communicate. In the recent times, it has become a necessity in one’s life, as social media grew from direct electronic information exchange platform, to virtual gathering place, to a

By |2022-01-02T14:09:50+00:00January 2nd, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

Protecting brands and trademarks on the internet

Before the age of the internet, businesses used to flourish using conventional methods of sales such as in-store sales and customers shopping through catalogues where paper was the main mode of communication. Trade over the internet was comparatively new and an alien concept. Nowadays, especially with the ongoing pandemic, and increasing use of E-commerce

By |2021-11-05T08:46:33+00:00November 5th, 2021|IP Unplugged|0 Comments